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Myers-Briggs -- the Tarnopol Version

Here's my test:

Welcome to the P-STUPID (Pseudo-Scientific Tarnopolian Unambiguously Predictive Identity Determiner)

Answer the questions below or be fired. It's your free choice.

1. You believe that a dichotomous key is the best and only way to capture something as complex and slippery as a human personality.

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2. You trust that a product being sold to corporations for a profit will be magically unaffected by pecuniary interest.

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[] No

3. You believe that anything that produces numbers must always take epistemic priority over any other method of information transfer.

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4. You have read and understood The Mismeasure of Man.

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5. You believe that the road to human meaning starts with human beings being processed like inanimate, non-self-aware objects and shunted into predetermined cubicles.

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6. When confronted with a complex phenomenon, you get anxious and hope that some authority will provide a neat little answer so you don't have to think …

The depth of corruption, John Pilger

Published 28 May 2009Tales of tax evasion and phantom mortgages conceal a more profound venality in our political monocultureA demonstrator from the Government of the Dead group protests outside Westminster The theft of public money by members of parliament, including government ministers, has given Britons a rare glimpse inside the tent of power and privilege. It is rare because not one political reporter or commentator, those who fill tombstones of column inches and dominate broadcast journalism, revealed a shred of this scandal. It was left to a public relations man to sell the “leak”. Why?The answer lies in a deeper corruption, which tales of tax evasion and phantom mortgages touch upon but also conceal. Since Margaret Thatcher, British parliamentary democracy has been progressively destroyed as the two main parties have converged into a single-ideology business state, each with almost identical social, economic and foreign policies. This “project” was completed by Tony Blair and …